• Celebrate 80 Years
    Of Adventure

80th Anniversary Events

Join the celebration as we commemorate 80 years of adventure with a month full of family events and activities! Our exciting events include film screenings, special 80 Years of Animal Love and Care programs, a beach clean-up, discounted Family Sunday Fundays, a special 5k run, and so much more leading up to our Official Anniversary Celebration Day June 23rd.

Marineland will commemorate its rich history and exciting future with a month-long celebration featuring a variety of fun family festivities, including:

Arch Reopening:

Historic reopening ceremony for the Marineland arch entrance off A1A on Thursday, May 31.

Meet Our Trainers:

Twice daily in June, guests can learn about Marineland’s dolphin family and see trainers interact with our dolphins.

Bernie the Dolphin Night:

Saturday evening, June 2, meet the child stars of the recently filmed family movie, along with actors from other films produced at MDA. A trailer of Bernie will be debuted, along with news about the premier and possible sequel.

Saturday Night Films:

Every Saturday night in June, a different film produced at Marineland will be shown. Step into cinematic history!

The park reopens at 6:30 PM, with the movie presentation starting at 7pm. Featuring live entertainment, Behind the Sea Tours, and free souvenir book. Food & Beverages for sale by Rype & Readi Downtown Farm Market.

Films to be presented include:

June 2:

  • 7 pm: Poolside Presentation – Featuring stars from “Bernie the Dolphin” and  Aque, our dolphin star!
  • 8 pm: FREE Movie – “Revenge of the Creature

June 9:

  • 7 pm: Poolside Presentation
  • 8 pm: FREE Movie –”Flamingo Rising”

June 16:

  • 7 pm: Poolside Presentation — GATOR NIGHT featuring Steve Spurrier and the dolphins!
  • 8 pm: FREE Movie –”Benji Takes a Dive”

June 23:

  • 7 pm: Poolside Presentation —Official Anniversary Celebration and proclamations
  • 8 pm: FREE Movie –”ZAAT” featuring appearances by the original  creature and support team
Farmers Market:

Each Sunday in June with live entertainment.

80 Years of Animal Love and Care:

A special evening event Saturdays in June through June 23 — featuring a movie, guided tours, live music, a free souvenir booklet, the chance to meet our 15 dolphins, and more from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ($35 for adults/$15 for children.) Food will be offered by Rype & Readi Downtown Farm Market for an additional charge.

Special eco-excursions provided by Ripple Effect Ecotours. Call 904.347.1565 for details.

Family Sunday Fundays:

Children’s events, games, and education programs each Sunday in June, plus admission for two kids free with one paid adult.

BOGO Mondays:

Buy one get one free for General Admission and Marineland’s Behind the Seas Tours in June.

Hospitality Days:

Free admission for everyone working in the hospitality industry June 1 to 8.

Lecture Series at Lohman Auditorium:

Learn more about Marineland history, dolphin research, and conservation June 10.

  • 10am: Kathleen Dudzinski – Unlocking the Secrets of Dolphin Communication
  • 11:15am: John Anderson – Using the Media of Film as a Conservation Tool
  • 12:30pm: Matt Denny – Inside the Conservation Field Station
Save Our World Ocean Event:

Beach cleanup June 8 with free Marineland passes to participants, live music, and more.

Gratitude America 5k Run:

Special run starting at Marineland at 8 a.m. June 16. The event will benefit our USA Veterans.
Register at Gratitudeamerica.org to participate!

Gator Night at Marineland:

Join us for an unforgettable evening June 16 as Steve Spurrier feeds dolphins and re-enacts the experience he had here in the 1960s!

Official Anniversary Celebration Day: 

Featuring special guests, proclamations, food and beverages, a silent auction, and a free souvenir booklet in celebration of our official anniversary June 23.

Other planned celebrations include a Plein Air Art Contest, Wall Mural Painting for guest participants, a Beer and Pretzel afternoon event, special lectures, and more.

Plus, the Marineland Marina is offering 50% off for both electric and dockage for any guests attending the 80 Years of Animal Love and Care events on Saturday nights, or the Family Funday Sundays. A 30’ minimum charge applies and any size vessel that they can fit into a slip will be provided the discount. Contact the Marina to make advance reservations and to secure a floating dock. Special eco-excursions will be provided by Ripple Effect Ecotours. (Contact Ripple Effect for details).

Plan to attend an unforgettable month of festivities at Marineland Dolphin Adventure!

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